University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds.org

Conjunctival Prolapse under scleral contact lens

Category: Contact Lens

Contributor & Photographer: Tressa Larson OD FAAO

In some scleral contact lens wearers, the conjunctiva is sucked up into the bowl of the scleral contact lens resulting in wavy white folds at the peripheral cornea. While disturbing in appearance, there is no pathology associated with this and the fit does not need to be adjusted to eliminate it.

Conjunctiva is sucked up into the bowl of the scleral contact lens resulting in wavy white folds at the peripheral cornea.

Conjunctiva is sucked up into the bowl of the scleral contact lens resulting in wavy white folds at the peripheral cornea.


Creative Commons License
Ophthalmic Atlas Images by EyeRounds.org, The University of Iowa are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

 

last updated: 05/18/2016